Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by pvsob:
3.83/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A- Brown, cola-like color with a two-finger light tan head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing.
S- Chocolate, weak coffee, toasted malt, baked goods, light toffee, chocolate covered raisins, and little to no hop aroma.
T- Taste is close to aroma, but with a less pronounced chocolate flavor and more of a hop flavor in the finish. Some fruitiness is present as well. A very balanced brew.
M- Medium feel with moderate levels of carbonation.
O- Well done Brooklyn. This is a very good Brown Ale and worth a try. Cheers.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2012 21:48:55 | More by pvsob
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3.86/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Brooklyn Brewery has yet to go wrong in my book, with some solid lagers and pale ale family offerings tried to date. Here we try the brown ale, a reddish brown brew with a few fingers of frothy tan head, poured from the bottle into an English pint glass. This one has a nice malty aroma, brown crust, light molasses, and dark fruits with a fragrant cola-like brown spice, herbal licorice, and hints of citrus zest. The palate is also malt-forward, fruity, and spicy, with some orange and grapefruit rind from the more aggressive American brown ale approach to hopping. Tastefully done. Starts with some chocolate chips and light roast coffee, after which a plum and raisin-like fruitiness emerges, followed by cola and a tannic astringency like black tea. Moderately chewy but dries out the mouth a little, finishing long, earthy, and spicy ... Reminds me of an English pale ale or IPA in this regard. Well below a porter or stout in terms of roasted flavor but I appreciate the fruit and spice notes receiving top billing here. Brooklyn has a real knack for combining tactful but assertive flavor hopping with some great old world malt flavors.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2014 01:08:24 | More by CalgaryFMC
Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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